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Understanding Bid Protests: The Pros and Cons
Program Code: 170090
Seminar Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Start Time: 12:00 PM EST
Registration fee: $189.00
In this webinar, Associate Dean Dan Gordon will discuss the pro's and con's of filing bid protests. Dean Gordon, who previously headed the bid protest group at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), will focus on how common protests are and the chances for a protester to get a favorable decision at GAO. Based on unprecedented research that he conducted with the help of George Washington University Law School students, Dean Gordon will talk about what he learned happens in procurements after GAO issues a decision in protesters' favor.
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Participants will learn about:
- Gain insight from 17 years of GAO experience with bid protests;
- The benefits protests bring to the procurement system;
- The damage that the fear of protests can cause;
- How common protests are and the chances of the protester getting a favorable decision at GAO; and
- The good and bad impact that the fear of protests has on federal government officals.
This fast-paced webinar will address the above issues and more while giving you the opportunity to ask our experts for advice about your unique concerns.
Daniel I. Gordon
Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law
George Washington University Law School
Daniel Gordon was appointed Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law at the George Washington University, effective January 1, 2012. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, a position to which he was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate in 2009. As the Administrator, Mr. Gordon was responsible for developing and implementing acquisition policies supporting over $500 billion in spending by the United States government each year. Prior to joining the Administration, he spent 17 years at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he was appointed Deputy General Counsel in 2006 and Acting General Counsel in April 2009.
Mr. Gordon holds a B.A. from Brandeis University, an M.Phil from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
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